Brief report: Trainee provider perceptions of group visits
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of observing group visits on trainees’ perceptions of group visits as a method of health care delivery.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty-two trainees assigned to month-long rotations at an academic Internal Medicine Primary Care Clinic serving underinsured patients were recruited to observe between 1 and 4 group visits. Prior to observation of their first, and subsequent to observation of their last group visit, each trainee completed the Patient-Physician Orientation Scale (PPOS), a validated survey evaluating their tendencies toward being patient-centered or provider-centered. Additionally, they completed a Group Visit Questionnaire (GVQ) evaluating their perceptions of group visits as a method of health care delivery.
RESULTS: Trainee gender, type, and level of training were similarly represented across the study population of trainees. While there were no significant differences noted on pre- and postobservation PPOS scores, the postobservation GVQs scores were significantly improved after observing at least one group visit (P<.0001).
CONCLUSION: Trainees’ perceptions of group visits as a method of health care delivery improved significantly after observation of at least 1 group as measured by the GVQ.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 21, Issue 4 , pp 357-359
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- 1. Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 3. Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 4. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 5. Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 6. Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 7. Clinical Instructor Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA